Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Veteran Poet - 1,203 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

A Brahman Wins By Tactics Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan


A person who owns oxen and bulls is a former,

A Brahman who is unable to win by valor
To get things done as he likes to his favor
Wins by tactics similar to cock coaxes and manages
To win the hen by approaching and embracing with one thigh,

A girl with beauty and knowledge is most fit for family life,

A person who has an efficient battalion of soldiers
Is an ideal commander for an army,

These are the messages said
by learned and experienced men.

Submitted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Edited: Friday, June 6, 2014

Topic of this poem: life


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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hi, This poem 'A Brahman wins by tactics' is a translation of a Tamil poem from NaanmaNik katikai 53

எருதுடையான் வேளாளன்; ஏலாதான் பார்ப்பான்,
ஒருதொடையான் வெல்வது கோழி; உருவோ
டறிவுடையாள் இல்வாழ்க்கைப் பெண்என்ப; சேனைச்
செறிவுஉடையான் சேனா பதி.

V.K.Kanniappan

Comments about this poem (A Brahman Wins By Tactics by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan )

  • Silver Star - 3,872 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (8/15/2012 7:08:00 AM)

    As we have so many words to describe a noun or a verb in Tamil, it is quite interesting to read the version of the Tamil poem. Well written..Enjoyed reading it! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 816 Points Leslie Philibert (8/15/2012 5:36:00 AM)

    Enjoyed this a lot, perhaps the English translation reads a bit uneasy, needs some work, (Report) Reply

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